Book Read Online Coal: A Human History by Barbara Freese

Book Read Online Coal: A Human History by Barbara Freese

Coal: A Human History

In this remarkable book, Barbara Freese takes us on a rich historical journey that begins hundreds of millions of years ago and spans the globe Prized as the best stone in Britain by Roman invaders who carved jewelry out of it, coal has transformed societies, expanded frontiers, and sparked social movements, and still powers our electric grid Yet coal s world changing In this remarkable book, Barbara Freese takes us on a rich historical journey that begins hundreds of millions of years ago and spans the globe Prized as the best stone in Britain by Roman invaders who carved jewelry out of it, coal has transformed societies, expanded frontiers, and sparked social movements, and still powers our electric grid Yet coal s world changing power has come at a tremendous price, including centuries of blackening our skies and lungs and now the dangerous warming of our global climate Ranging from the great stinking fogs of London to the rat infested coal mines of Pennsylvania, from the impoverished slums of Manchester to the toxic streets of Beijing, Coal is a captivating narrative about an ordinary substance with an extraordinary impact on human civilization

Title : Coal: A Human History
Author :  Barbara Freese
Language : English
Isbn : 0142000981
Format : Paperback
Pages : 320 pages

Rating: 4.3

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